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. >> reporter: now again just to show you the road has been closed here behind us from pa low ma to claire don that is in front of us. rock way beach is also closed. as we have learned from san mateo county emergency management office there is a voluntary evacuation order in place for anything along highway 1. of course as soon as we get more information from the police department we will bring that to you. reporting live from pacifica this morning jade hernandez. >>> i want to check in on impact from travel. a lot of people are starting their spring breaks. getting going in hawaii. airports are closing. mike joins us now. caller: good morning, pam. >> what can you tell us about the flights effected here and in and out of hawaii. we have a lot of flights going to and from hawaii. caller: the last i heard this is a couple hours ago honolulu international was still open. but for hawaii flights we had several cancellations. united flights from san francisco has been canceled. the flight that took off yesterday was devoted to tay koa that air force. it took off before the earthquake. it will be he
which is better than having it offshore and used offshore. i'd rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders or investment in the country and than never used in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communication and technology. mike zapler with ""the politico"," thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> coming up on c-span2, a portion of recent testimony by transportation secretary ray lahood on president obama's 2012 budget request. then more on transportation as we bring you live coverage of the american public transportation association's legislative conference. later, the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. that'll be followed later by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join our three-hour conversation takin
. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. >> i didn't see it on the bridge, but, you know, i was driving. check with mike, see what's going on. yeah. we'll talk about the winds out there and they're gusting not quite as fast as eric was probably driving but 41 mph. pretty impressive around hayward. up to 30 around mountain view temperature sfo gusting to 36 mph. even up to the valleys, santa rosa, 23. 17 livermore. we have an isolated shower being reported up around santa rosa. otherwise it's pretty quiet this morning. you'll find some wetness on the streets, but it looks like the rain will hold off for the better part of the day. let's see how the winds are affecting the commute. >> you saw the wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. how it's gusting to 41 mph hayward. here's a live shot at the bay bridge toll plaza where traffic is very light this morning. we'll also check out the golden gate bridge for you as you make your drive out of the north bay. look out for those windy conditions as you head into san francisco but so far traffic is looking good taz -- a new
'll get our first indication of the strength of the event on the u.s. mainland, over the next 15 minutes and that is when forecasts show the waves will reach san francisco. whether or not they'll be damaging, or even noticeable, has yet to be seen. >> japan's east coast, hit with a 23-foot tsunami, shortly after the quake struck. police along the country's northeast coast, report finding the bodies of two to three hundred people, japan railways working to find a missing passenger train. while the government reports the giant wave swept away a ship, carrying about 100 people. >> unfortunately we expect to get more reports like those, 8.9 magnitude quake is japan's worst on record as we say, one of the worst in world history. and rocked cities hundreds of miles from epicenter an spawned dozens and dozens, as we hear it of aftershocks. >> look at one of japan's three nuke we're power plants, that are having some problems right now, the worst in the city of onahana where police ordered evacuations where a fire disabled a cooling system there. no reports of radiation leaking, secretary of sta
're passing on knowledge that these young people will use and carry on for the rest of their lives. we need to reward you by letting you make more of a difference for kids. we need to build on what is being done here at kenmore. give our teachers more time to learn from each other, mentor h. other, more responsibilities in their schools. and to replace the they need -- the baby boomers, we need to recruit a whole new generation of teachers including the 100,000 a matter science teachers over the next decade. -- math and science teachers. these of the steps we're going to have to take to fix no child left behind. together with what we already doing to make college more affordable, and i am confident these reforms will help us to meet the goal i set when i took office. by the end of the decade, we will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. we will be number one again. that is my priority. [applause] these steps will require reforms, a change in roles, standards, and attitudes. there is no avoiding the fact that it will also cost some money. fixing our faili
. since the beginning of this year, investors have put more than $24 billion in u.s. stock funds. >>> san francisco police everyone waking you this morning about a new scam, this one targets atms and these thieves use glue, not guns. jade hernandez is live in san francisco now to tell us what to look out for. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. i just checked in with the san francisco richmond police station that's just around the corner and found out one of these thefts happened last week during the day at a bank of america atm similar to this one. what the customer did, the customer put the card inside of the machine and then typed in the key code. once the key code came up, the customer realized that. enter button had been glued down. thieves are targeting atm users and the customers can't finish the process because the key gets stuck in the machine. the customer goes inside the bank and leaves the information or card back up on the screen. a local paper report says the police said since january there have been four of these type of thefts in the district. thieves are using
morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. you are waking up to some wet weather. let's check in with christine hanson in this morning for lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn. we saw the rain start last evening in the north bay. we've seen about a half inch of rain now in santa rosa and areas north of 101, a quarter of an inch in the napa valley and a tenth of an inch right here in san francisco. some of the heaviest rain at 580. heaviest rain over berkeley hills and stretching all the way back into the avenues. we're going to continue to see rain throughout the day. some of this is turning to snow in the sierra where chains are required. i'll show you how that affects the end of your weekend with the first part of your work week. your complete forecast coming up in just a few. >> thank you, christine. well, the roads are slick this morning but it's not as cold as last weekend when black ice was a big problem for drivers. it's unclear if weather played a role in this accident. the chp is investigating in contra costa county. a fatal crash that involved at least five c
use caution as you cross the span, high wind advisory signs expected. right now that is a first look at your morning commute. >>> thank you very much. it is 4:31 a.m. we don't have to tell you drivers, prices at the pump are skyrockets how much they are rising is stunning. let's take a look at bay area prices the average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.93 that is up 15¢ from a week ago and in san jose and oakland the average is $3.90 an increase from 16¢ from last sunday according to gas >>> driver -- gas >>> drivers across the country are experiencing the second biggest gas spike in history. >>> the gas is just out of control no matter what. no matter how much money you have or don't the price is out of control. >> reporter: 33¢ a gallon increase in price of gas is one to have biggest two week jumps on record. the average price is now 3.5 $1 but that looks like a bargain to californians, paying much more, $3.93. >> i am putting 91 in, yeah, $4.14. >> reporter: should the government step in? >> we have to make some kind of move. whatever move we can make in
is in tokyo where it is now 10:00 a.m. on wednesday morning. she joins us live now via skype with the latest on what's happening. >> reporter: julie and frank, woke up this morning, it's about 10:00 a.m. and the big headline is the radiation. a lot of concerns just four hours ago that there was a fire at the fukushima plant. a worker apparently was going by and saw smoke coming out of that. it looks like it's contained, but a lot of concern. we do have video of an area that has had quite a bit of problems and one thing we're hearing is that there's going to be a cold blast that will come over the country today, possibly bringing snow to that area. you can just imagine how much more difficult that will make relief efforts and not only for the earthquake evacwees, but now you mention coming from the fukushima radiation danger zone. one thing i have to point out, there are workers at that plant who agreed to stay behind and you know, you can't help but call them heros with high levels of radiation. they are trying to do what they can to save it and keep it from being widespread. here in tokyo,
-- that exempts existing project labor agreements. the ordinance also allows us to enter into reciprocal agreements, and i'm sure you will hear more from -- i'm very happy about the conversations you are having with the board of supervisors down in san mateo county, and i'm sure you will hear from the general manager and director of the air for about their outreach to san mateo county. we have put together over a 30- person working group team, coming from the departments impacted by this legislation. we have gotten from those departments -- and they have been fabulous -- persons from their engineers, there spec writers, and their contract hires, to come up with most frequently asked questions and answers, and looking at the ordinance so this could be implemented in a fair and transparent way. in addition, other departments working closely with us include the city attorney, the human rights commission, the office of labor standards, and the controller. the goal of the labor group is to roll of the ordinance so that we can achieve local hire, but also in a way that provides predictability
's ambassador to talk more about u.s. assistance. >> the in parts of japan hit by an earthquake flattened by a tsunami a third risk now looms. fears of nuclear meltdown. >> this evacuee says that most frightening thing. nobody really knows what is happening. but signs what is happening at fukushima daiichi are not good. all four reactors have issues including three explosions. radioactive material could be leaking from the base of the reactor. the leaked radiation level is rather high. >> now we are talking about levels that can impact human health. i would like all of you to take this information calmly. >> keep inside the work places or houses. >> they echoed the warnings affecting more than 140,000 people within a 12 mile radius. 70,000 have already evacuated. they are checking people to see if they have been exposed to radiation. >> this woman says i worry very much about radiation. i don't know what to do. even in tokyo, there are reports of slightly higher radiation levels but they say the levels are too small to threaten people there. hillary clinton met with the foreign minister w
unions. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this thursday march 24th. i'm pam cook. we begin with another big storm moving into the bay area today. steve paulson tells us what we can expect. good morning, steve. >>> all right, pam, thank you. that is correct. still a couple hours away from the main impact on this system. we still have scattered showers around. you can see this is beginning to move in. one system gets bumped out. here comes the next one. that's going to fly in here courtesy of a very strong supportive jet stream. just now into the north bay that's very light rain. bulk of the system is still offshore. we're kind of embracing this system because it's going to give us some moderate to heavy rain. we'll have all the warnings and watches, just scattered showers right now though. here's sal. >>> steve, right now westbound 24 traffic looks good. roads are still wet from the last storm. as you heard steve say, this morning's commute later on is not going to be a good drive to work. as we look at interstate 880 traff
in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of the plant. and that's one example of what some in the obama administration believe is japan downplaying the risk. coming up at:15, we'll have a live report -- 7:15, we'll have a live report on this disaster. >>> scientists on the west coast are watching a radioactive plume movement. it's expected to hit the aleutian islands south of i -- that's south of alaska sometime today. health experts are saying radiation is plunging. the epa is installing more radiation detection mob teres here in -- monitors here in california just to keep track of the threat. jade hernandez is joining us live. she's at uc berkeley where they are installing
tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, new york. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good evening. i'm marla tellez. it is the first day of spring, but definitely does not look like it outside. powerful winds and lots of rain causing all sorts of problems all across the bay area. from downed signs in san francisco to toppled trees. and thousands of people remain without power tonight. let's get right to meteorologist nick o'kelly f a look at the wild forecast. >> used to t t utohe the masigei like that a the storms movov roughthhe bay. t here's a look at dabar doppler. as we seeee things settle down ju a bit. scat red showershocros t east bay and central cvalley. the flood watch for parts of the sacramento river delta and into the napa area, still looking at rivers and streams possibly getting up near the flood stage. most of the action has shifted down to our south and in a big way. highway 1, 101 down towards san luis obispo. gjungjutiet pndtied by that subtropical moisture. we'r
attention because amy says this is engineer eye candy and you're an engineer so thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's talk about that eye candy, a major milestone in the building of the bay bridge achieved this morning ahead of schedule and that's literally a tall order. amy hollyfield is live on treasure island to show us this centerpiece in all its glory. >> fun to look at. grab your coffee and just take it in. it's enormous and making history. it's tall, 480 feet tall. now you can easily see that it's 91 feet taller than the current bridge which, you know, we always thought was large but now it looks kind of small next to our new tower. they started this operation monday at 5:00 in the morning and worked around the clock all week long. only 11 people were on this project. a huge project for them and they're very proud of the fact they got it done without any problems and a little ahead of their schedule. they thought they were working today but instead they earn rest and a long weekend. they're feeling really good about their progress on this bridge. >> as
attacks sale of medical marijuana. kris sanchez joins us live. you were at a training session. what were some of the questions? >> there were a lot of hands in the air asking questions. lodgist cal type questions. there were also a lot of questions about whether the tax will lead to legitimacy for pot businesses in this city. >> how to pay taxes? how are we keeping tracking? >> the owner of the 408 collective says that talking business with the city of san jose is a bit ironic. >> they're telg us it's illegal to operate, but pay us while you operate. >> in november, voters passed the pot tax and now, barbah and all others on are the hook for 7% of the money. that's a cause he says he'll pass on. >> i don't think it's fair to the patients. i'm not the one paying it. so that's not fair to my patients. >> another operator hopes that paying taxes is the true -- where selling marijuana is still illegal. >> the city needs to protect us. you're allowed to be here in the city, we're allowing you to conduct business then tax us. >> but whether or not the city considers the dispensaries legal does
. >> and for us, san mateo bridge, traffic is fine, 101, you may encounter showers through san mateo but it's looking good also on the peninsula right now. >>> this morning, san francisco police are looking for the gunman behind a shooting in the mission district. this shooting wounded five people. janelle wang is live with more. >> i'm here on 16th and valencia you can see remnants of the violence. there were bullet here at the club and broken glass over here at the very popular pancho via. the shooting happened after 11:00 last night. when police arrived they found five people shot. all five were transported to the hospital. four have none life-threatening injuries but a fifth person has critical injuries. police are looking for a getaway car but they do not have a description of that car. there has been a string of violence in mission district with report of five shootings in the past month. much of sit gangs violence between two gangs. just this week guardian angels patrolled the streets. they are a national group of volunteers who patrol neighborhoods to try increase public safety. san
. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check in with steve paulson. how does the weather look today? >>> good morning, pamela, dave, clear skies. patch or two of fog, some clouds to the north but over us right now clear and cold. 30s showing up. something we haven't seen for a while. sunshine for a while and then partly cloudy skies. if you're northward there are a few showers starting to move through. we'll talk about that plus a big change in our weather for friday. now sal with an update on traffic. >>> steve, right now on westbound 24 looks pretty good getting up to oakland. there are no major issues and the roads are dry in case you're just joining us the commute is much improved from what it has been during the week because of the dry roads. looking now at a picture of interstate 880 this live look near the oakland airport if you're trying to catch a flight right now the roads are clear on the way there. 6:01. back to dave and pam. >>> well, in japan they have now suspended helicopters that were dumping sea water on the earthquake damag
. >> we have a wet wednesday. thank you so much for joining us i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm eric thomas. >> let's check in with mike to see how long the rain will be with us. >> it will be with us through the lunch hour. expect wet weather through the morning commute to about 12:00 or 1:00. if you are leaving right now the bulk of the rain is falling into the north bay. you can see around bodega bay and all up and down 101 and 29. we have healthy returns right around the bay itself from san francisco down to san mateo over to hayward, san ramon. dublin, up towards concord and walnut creek. scattered light rains around the santa clara valley. big picture will show this is all moving slowly to the east and should be out by 12:00. here is sue with the traffic. >> quick look this morning. we do have rain and an accident around the cordelia junction. it's not blocking any lanes but you will find it off to the side. we've got heavy snow in the mountains, chains are required, blue canyon, central truckee and slow traffic and screening trucks. checking mass transit it's all on time, bart, muni
't changed. they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a powerful storm now ripping through the bay area. heavy rain, gusty winds, flooded everywhere. we'll have details coming up. >>> the u.s. opens fire on libya. what prompted the president's decision and how gadhafi is reacting. >> and swept away by the tsunami. what became of the driver. >> good evening, a stormy day and we're not in the clear yet. another wave of heavy rain and strong winds is moving in at this hour. meteorologist, lawrence has more on that in a minute, but our team coverage begins with don knapp in san francisco and the mess left behind by the storm so far. don. >> and this wet and wild weekend is about to get a little wilder with the wind warnings coming up. there are wind advisories all the way down to the 50-mile an hour winds on the golden gate tonight and on the san mateo bridge. the big rigs and box trucks are restricted. that wind has already don
joins us now with the increased security presence at the station and how commuters are reacting this morning. jade. >> reporter: that is right. the first outbound train rolled through here 20 minutes ago. we spoke to two different riders. one had heard about the attack, the other had not. both said they would like to see a little more police presence out here. >> it would be nice to see a little if not every day that might be unreasonable. now and then a drive by or somebody here at random times to keep people on theretos. >> it's dark in the morning when i come. but i do wear a whistle on my arm just in case. just for animals. there is a lot of raccoons in the morning too. it's for protection. >> reporter: san mateo county transit police say they have amped up their patrols. we have been out here since 4:00 this morning and we have not seen any patrols at all. what is astonishing 9-15 attacked and robbed and beat the man for what he had on him. that's why we are out here this morning. investigators want to get the word out. despite leads they still need more information to clos
. the morning news continues. >>> good morning and thank you for joining us. thursday, march south. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. >> let's check weather and traffic. >> thank you very much. >>> we have mostly clear skies right now. but clouds are increase manage the north bay. rain is on the way there. is not a whopper of a system. but highs 50s 60s. there will be morning sun, peninsula, south bay and east bay. clouds rolling in, rain starts mid morning and by late this afternoon, should make it points south. but it will weaken considerably. >>> all right. we have live above 101 in san mateo where chopper 2 has just arrived on scene there. is 1501 just south. and officials say a car was speeding and slammed into the sound wall. you can see all of the emergency crews onscene there. there's a yellow tarp and that is the body. at least two cars involved and a motorcyclist down. two lanes are blocked. looks like possibly three. the coroner should be arriving momentarily. and this could spell disaster for the morning commute. investigators are on scene and these lane closiers will most likely stay
business. >> can't deliver everybody every day. we tell them it's killing us as far as the prices. >> now, the government's thinking about capping the oil reserves to stabilize prices but there's been no decision made on that but this could influence the decision. oil prices this morning now over $1.06 a barrel up from $1.04 on friday. so the price of oil showing no signs of backing off, at least not yet. and every time the price per barrel jumps, there seems to be a correlation what's going on here at the pump, exactly what people who drive for a living can't afford. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. san francisco begins a new permit process. the popular food trucks. but not everyone is jumping on the food wagon. >> kristen, there's actually a little disappointment. there's about 15 people waiting in this line and some here are questioning whether they really needed to camp out all weekend in the rain and the cold. but this is the first opportunity to get new permits for food trucks and they're going to be a lot cheaper. it used to cost $10,000 to get one. it used to b
a mystery, despite his promises of a long war with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the lsu hand over control of the however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises from the crippled nuclear plant and residents are being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. >>> and good morning. good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situation t
for flooding and trouble spots for us this morning. sal is watching for any problems in the commute. but first let's go to meteorologist steve paulson for the very latest on the storm. >>> pam and dave, thank you. we have this system roaring through right now. but the good news is it looks like rain rates are decreasing rapidly behind it. but not before we had moderate to heavy rain turn showery in nature and colder unstable air begins to move in. as long as that low's sitting there it will funnel in more rain. looks like on the backside lake port starting to see a decrease in the rain. that's good news. already at monitor stage is clear lake. especially at lake port and clear lake oaks expected to go above flood stage on thursday evening. north bay just in line from st. helena to napa drier air is moving in especially into sonoma county and marin county. another strong system is starting to light up the radar. look at fairfield. that is heavy duty rain. back over towards bethel island, concord, danville, livermore, south bay, santa cruz mountains and morgan hill to wattsonville decrease turni
some gusty wind upwards of 30 miles per hour along the coast and that will be the story with us through much of the day. more rain is on the way, just when, where, how long it will be here, i've got that answer coming up in a bit. a check of the roadways i guarantee you, there is some wind issues out there. >> that's right julie. we are keeping our eye on that this morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, we are dealing with windy conditions use caution as you cross the span. wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and richmond san raphael. new reports of an accident in san francisco. >>> 5:01 a.m. recent rise in gas prices jumping nearly 2¢ a day. kristin, good morning to you. >> reporter: guys at this gas station south airport boulevard you can see how bad it is getting $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded. over the past two weeks gas prices have jumped 33¢ in just two weeks that is a near record setter. let's look at how bad it is getting in the bay area, if we look at the average price of gas in san francisco, it is $3.93 up 15¢ from a week ago in san jose and o
japanese ring of safety, which is only about 19 miles. charlie d'agata joins us from japan with the latest on efforts to prevent a nuclear disaster. >> reporter: we are on the way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over the highways for humanitarian assistance. we have had to cut through the mountains, where as you can see, it's snowing. we are trying to get as close as we can while obviously avoiding the stricken nuclear plant. military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps. the best option many experts say to cool dangerously hot reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high, which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporter: the biggest worry is reactor 4. wednesday, u.s. officials warn the unit no longer has water in its spent fuel pools, meaning the fuel rods are completely exposed, with nothing to preven
for joining us it's friday march 18th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic here is steve. >> thank you very much. on this friday we have cloudy skies and rain already. the heavier part of the system will come in late morning to early afternoon. some of the bursts of rain have been decent. the front is still a ways away. we still have a couple hours. out ahead of that -- there are other areas that have rain. this is the main one stretching from petaluma over toward napa and toward parts of the east bay and right over to marin county. there is plenty more to go. we will talk about that in five minutes. here is sal. >>> right now on westbound 92 traffic is moving along pretty well. no major problems. also this morning it's wet. san francisco is a little bit of rain moving through. northbound 101 traffic is going to be okay still. 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> today japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from a level four to a level five on a scale of seven. that level five puts the japanese nuclear incident at the same level of the 1979 five mile
night. pretty wondewindy as well--and the wet weather is to the north of us. we are staying cool overnight. tabs to the 30's. the article degrees for santa rosa. the same in napa, 42 degrees expected in oakland. dad in the south bay, temperatures are getting down to the upper 30's, low 40's. tomorrow afternoon, upper 50s, low 60s. and even the 60 degrees. santa rosa, napa, fairfield, 62 degrees in mountain view and san jose. will catch a break on friday with rainfall this weekend. >>pam: the judge has sentenced three life sentences. this man is sentenced to three life sentences for participating and the imprisonment and torture of a neighbor boy. anthony waiters was the only one of four defendants to go to trial. of charges towards kyle ramirez captive at a home in tracey for one year. the child was beaten, burned and shackled to furniture. the 16 year-old was able to escape. he will be able to get parole in 19 years. >>pam: federal see regulators on the national gas explosion that killed eight people in san bruno. the national transportation safety board will look at the pipeli
is back on track after am serious accident in the east bay and ktvu allie rasmus tells us about the important announcement that came a few hours ago. >> that is right. bart service is back to normal here at the concord station. trains are leaving this concord station from san francisco without any problems. some of the passengers here say they have noticed the train being a few minutes delayed. right now you can see people waiting for the next train. we watched the first train pull in here around 4:15 this morning. more or less on time. since then there have been several other trains go through. that was not the case yesterday. yesterday's service on this line came to a complete standstill. at 9:20 yesterday morning is a parking lot train derailed at the concord -- a bart train derailed at the concord station. bart officials are still investigating why this derailment happened and according to a recording we listened to from barts chief spokesman they will not have another update until much later this afternoon. but repair crews worked all day yesterday and throughout the night
plume that is just reaching the u.s. >>> also this morning, another major story unfolding in libya where the gadhafi government announced a cease-fire against rebel forces that is after the u.n. approved a no-fly zone over libya setting the stage for a possible military showdown. we have the latest for you from libya and japan "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on a friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. we bring you a live west coast update of "the early show." following two major stories this morning. >> one really developing over the last hour or two. we are learning that libya has declared an immediate cease-fire. promising to stop military operation. this comes on the heels of the u.n. approval of a no-fly zone. the latest on the situation ahid. >>> the latest on the japan disaster. danger level raised at that crippled nuclear plant in fukushima. the u.n. atomic energy chief says plant workers are, quote, racing against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. they paused for a moment of silence one week when the earthquake hit
, patient, and polite. >> jana is live in tokyo, and joins us via skype. what are you hearing in tokyo. >> reporter: it certainly is unsettling. in the past hour, it was 12:52. we had another aftershock. the hotel started swaying back and forth. i know understand, it was about a 6.0 quake. that's what the japanese television is reporting adjust off ciba, where is where nautinga airport is. it's already unstable, and aftershocks could make it even more so. obviously, that's a big concern with the radiation threat. >> thousands upon thousands have been evacuated or have lost their homes. food and water are in short supply and now we understand, the weather there has taken a turn for the worse? >> reporter: that's right, it keeps getting more and more difficult here. we understand there is a cold blast that is going to be hitting the country. it's going to drop the temperatures down. you can just imagine. there are at least 200,000 people or so who had to be evacuated from the danger zone around fukushima. that's on top of the people who have been evacuated because of the earthquake and t
's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us it's wednesday march 16th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> thank you very much. about an inch to two inches plus in the north bay yesterday. what is left now is a lot of cloud cover. highs today will be cooler. we have upper 50s and low 60s. about another half hour we will have cloudy skies. expect cooler temperatures today and we will talk about the upcoming weekend. here is sal. >>> steve, on the roads it's a little bit wet. as you mixed the south -- as you mentioned the south bay is not getting much rain. it is pretty quiet there. on the sunol grade we have people that is slowing down. let's go back to the desk. >>> thank you. in japan there is an increasingly desperate effort to prevent a meltdown at a power plant. helicopters are flying in. they are dumping water on the nuclear reactors to cool them down. up to 70% of the plants fuel rods may have been damaged. special testing centers are now set up near the plant. they are testing people for p
criminals are using glue to steal money at the atm. ktvu's jade hernandez is in the city right now to tell us what police say you can do to protect your money. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. thieves are targeting atm users when customers put in their key cards. they're actually using glue guns to mess with the buttons at the bottom of the pad. see this enter, clear and cancel? thieves are using glue guns to stick those buttons down when a customer comes in. and then the customer can't finish the process because those keys get stuck. the customer goes inside the bank for help leaving their card outside or information still up on the screen. that's when thieves step in. a local paper reports the richmond station police captain here in san francisco says january -- since january there have been four of these types of thefts in the richmond district. thieves are using those glue guns to stick the buttons down. and this method is less risky because it's not violent and the penalty for getting caught is a misdemeanor. the other problem a bank customer might not notice the theft f
in the barry bonds perjury trial will resume in san francisco. tara moriarty tells us the first witness goes back to the stand for cross-examination. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. all he had to do was tell the truth and he couldn't do it. that's what the government's appointment on this case is saying about barry bonds. the federal drug agent in charge of the steroids case this morning he resumes the stand. others expected to appeared to bonds' childhood friend who had a fallout with him in his signed memorabilia business. mike murphy also appear at giants clubhouse manager who will testify as to the increase of bonds' size. and vice president indicted by a grand jury for money laundering and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs. >> we've said all along that we were looking forward to and welcoming the chance to test the accusations in court with cross-examination with a jury who is going to pay attention to all the facts and we're very happy to be doing that right now. >> reporter: now in court yesterday bonds' attorney told the jury that bonds has told the truth. yes, he
dynamics to give us plenty of uplift. then we had the winds from the sow that helped provide this twisting of the atmosphere. some of our damage coming to us at king and pacific in santa rosa. where winds could range from 73 to 112 miles per hour. then to the south, of course, the ocean beach water spout which we will have video of coming up in just a minute. i also want to bring your attention here to our storm highlights. we take this, you'll see at 11:02, we had a tornado warning in san mateo county. there have been little in the way of damage reports. as far as an ef-1, winds 86 to possibly 110 miles per hour. we are going to continue our coverage in ocean beach. you were tracking it this morning. wild, wild bay area weather. >> reporter: that's right. the national weather service tell me they only issue tornado warnings in our area once every three years or so. we are experiencing kind of the calm after the storm right now in ocean beach. but actually, the bay jerry no stranger to tornado activity. there was one at sfo and in may we saw a very strong tornado in sunnyvale. that one mad
. butler what would allegedly use female decoys to get men drunk and once they were behind the wheel, he would call tanabe to arrest them. the lawyer for wielsch wouldn't say whether other ex-antioch cops could be investigated. he said his client has had conversations with the d.a. >> if part of the truth implicates other people, then how do you stop implicating other people if you are going to tell the entire truth? >> reporter: we have learned that there is a drug case going to the courts today and that the public defender in that case may ask for a dismissal because it is linked to these three officers. frank? >> i'm sure that's the first of many if this thing goes deep, deep, deep, don't you think? >> reporter: absolutely, definitely a possibility. we have heard talk there could be a number of case that could be dismissed because of this. >> just beginning. okay, christin ayers live i danville, thank you. >>> a surveillance video is out in the ongoing review of drug busts by san francisco plainclothes officers. video taken at the hen roy hotel released by the san francisco public def
area news station. this is the kron4 news morning news. q four joining us. the nuclear incident at the plant has been raised from a fort 2 of 5 and the skills of to said. i find waiting period of four, what it was before it is a big local consequences. of fiat has a wider consequences. they have been cooling the generator, allowing them to punt seawater into the reactor. there are using water cannons from the ground and helicopters for above. operators at the diablo canyon nuclear plant. they did not realize that the system to pump water into one of their reactors during an emergency was not working. it had been accidentally disabled for 18 months, operators at the diablo canyon nuclear plant near san luis obispo didn't realize that a system to pump water into one of emergency wasn't working. it had been accidentally disabled by the plant's own engineers, according to a report issued thursday on the safety of nuclear reactors in the united states. the report, from the union of concerned scientists watchdog group, lists 14 recent "near misses" instances in which serious problems
that this ordinance will certainly help us in achieving that objective. we have a number of projects that are going to be coming out shortly after march 25. we will be able to hit the ground running pretty quickly. we have a number of paving and sewer and curb grant projects that will be coming out -- curved ramp projects that will be coming out -- curb ramp projects that will the coming up soon. the challenge is that because we have a number of small projects coming up, we need to make sure that internally between us and members of the city family and city attorney's office, the people bidding on prospective contracts, a lot of stakeholders in of all, everybody needs to be pretty much up to speed in a very short time. there are trading issues. there are process change and improvement issues that we are going to have the somewhat scramble to get up to speed on. another challenge associated with this type of work, the sewer work we do on behalf of the puc, is that historically, our numbers have been on the lower side. we have largely been around 20% or so on average for those types of contracts, but
. a contractor that has an account with us can get through the lines pretty quickly without having to have the employees trying to go through. >> one of the issues coming through with the issue of carrington landlords. often, at the end of the month, people are moving out of their apartments. do you see any way that there can be -- that your company could be part of some of the out -- and coordination with city departments around getting word to tenants about proper disposal? it is probably part of the population not getting the word. and they are coming back after the planning meeting. >> we currently work with the san francisco apartment association, and we provide these kind of materials to them. we go to their monthly meetings. we have spoken to them about putting 10 packages together, which is a great idea. when the tenant moves in, they get a brochure about the bulky item pickups, along with hazardous waste facility, how to get rid of hazardous household materials properly, so we are always glad to look at ways to partner with landlords to get that message to the tenant. supervisor a
a u.s. military jet crashed today and we just learned from the military it was apparently due to a mechanical problem. two crewmembers ejected safely and are both safe. this comes as united states scales back its role in operation odyssey dawn over libya. >>> international forces leading most of the latest missions against moammar qaddafi's forces. a third straight night of bombing has stopped their advances. but disorganization among the rebels is keeping them from taking advantage. a video that surfaced on youtube shows an attack on libya civilians. there is no word on possible casualties from the explosion. the u.n. security council has rejected libya as call for an emergency meeting to stop the military operations. and china is also calling for a cease-fire. the coalition force are planning to expand the no-fly zone. >>> new danger at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. japanese nuclear safety officials say the pool for storing spent fuel is heating up and is near boiling. those high temperatures likely caused the steam that has been wafting out of reactor number 2.
] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ so i used mine, to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> marty: we are back, on the left is highway 50. bayview for mount tam. >> isabel: a little bit of a priest and let us check-in with a jacqueline. >> brian: we have seen it like it showers overnight and scattered showers continuing. those tabs will increase as we go towards this afternoon and even the breaks of sunshine. mostly, cloudy and shower activity on/off. as this afternoon progresses, more storms progressing with hill, and even lightning as a possibility. will stay on the cool side - and hail possible and a stormtracker 4 radar. the storm to the north is pulling in a lot of moisture. those clubs are getting carried right into the bay area. right now, scattered shower activity the brakes in the clouds and the rain. that is what will see today with a more uniform storm on its heels for tomorrow morning. let us take a look at stormtracker. light show
is lockdown because of power problems. eric thomas joins us from there. >> the civic center and the jail as you mentioned are without power but they are among the 250 customers of pg&e who are all without power right now because of what is going on down there. as you can see the tree that is laying down in the middle of the road, that brought down power lines. the jail is on the back-up power and it's working but the jail automatically goes to lockdown during a power failure. that is what has interrupted the service, the rain as you mentioned and raining right now and the wind continuing to bring down a tree at madison and washington in san rafael. so not only the power of the wind involved here but the saturated ground is involved. pg&e crews are on the scene but because of the tree and the winding of the power lines and everything is situated down there, they have no estimate on when the power is going to be restored. once again, people concerned about the jail, auxiliary power is on there. no problems but the jail is on lockdown and inmates are inside their cells. it's raining on and
sonoma county is going to hold. most of us will miss out on it during the morning commute but we'll definitely have it during the lunch hour and early afternoon hours. your coolest, mid to upper 50s where everybody else will be in the low to possibly mid-60s. don't think we'll see any rain around the monterey bay where a few sprinkles possible 6:12 tonight. the pollen is high, both tree and grass. once we get to 7:00, the rain has washed out. high pressure moves in and we have sunshine for friday and saturday and then we have some rain sunday into monday and another chance on wednesday. that's your 7-day forecast. here's more news with kristen and eric. >> thanks a lot. it's 6:09. >> just ahead, the drug used by many expectant mothers about to go from $15 a dose to $1500. >> plus the hi-tech tool that could be the key to ending cyber [ female announcer ] we make it little and black. you make it flirty and fun. we make it floral. you make it bloom. we make it fitted. striped. polka dot. casual. flowy. you make it amazing. with hundreds of designers at jcpenney you can find a look
. a little breezy and chilly. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and we'll be upbeat despite the pain at the pump. topping $4 a gallon in some areas and it's not even spring yet. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco with a look what's causing the price spike. >> i'm here at shell gas station off 101 in south san francisco. the price of a gallon of regular gas here, $3.89 which is pretty darn high but it's 5 cents per gallon less than the average in the city of san francisco. let's take a look at the pictures we have for you this morning. the price hike of 33 cents per gallon over the past two weeks is the second biggest ever, right behind what happened after hurricane "katrina." the national average $3.51 against san francisco $3.94. the white house says in order to stabilize prices it is considering tapping into the emergency oil reserves. people who are just tired it have dipping further into their bank accounts like justin of pacifica say just do it. >> whatever it is, i just hope our government is able to resolve the problem and be able to regulate our gas prices so th
to the nuclear reactor at fukushima daiichi poses a substantial risk to people nearby. >> u.s. pledged medical and humanitarian support. >> we are working aggressively to support our japanese ally in this time of explored charge, search and rescue teams are on the ground to help recovery efforts. we have flown hundreds of rescue mission and distributed water and food to the japanese people. >>> and in new fallout from the investigation into the contra costa drug task force. district attorney's office now says it will dismiss about dozen cases involving arrests made by norman welch the former head of the task force, they are facing challengers of selling drugs they stole from drug task force seizures. contra costa public defender is calling the d.a.'s office to remove itself from the case. >>> jurors in barry bonldz trial won't get to hear some of the most dramatic evidence when the trial starts on monday. a federal judge has thrown out voicemail of bonds' former mistress. prosecutors hoped to use the voice mails who they said are profane and threatening and are the result of bonds' steroid use
: the same agency that tells us about spare the air dazes watching japan. we will tell you of radiation is making its way to the bay area >> mark: a big wave server dies at mavericks' will give you details of a moment. >> live from the bay area new station this is a kron 4 morning news. >> darya: march 17th, 2011 happy st. patrick's day. >> james: it's a cold morning as you head out the door. 18 degree difference in novato compared to yesterday. livermore 15 degrees cooler, you get the idea. we have a big storm headed our way in our weather update we will break that down for you. >> george: it has been a quiet start to the morning commute, we are ignored things may change with an accident on 580 in livermore. >> mark: beginning with an crisis. extreme measures trying to prevent a a small down at the japanese call plant. the military was trying to cool those reactors somehow. desperate measures to dump water from helicopters. in hopes of trying to collect, the flight to up been suspended, radiation levels remain high. this attempt is not working. they'll bracing to try and finish a new p
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